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    July 7, 2011
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good morning. it's thursday, july 7th. this is your a.m. wake-up call. first up, casey anthony could walk out of jail a free woman in a few hours. remember, she was convicted of lying to police but acquitted of killing her daughter. she could avoid jail because of the time she's already served. a lot of americans are no doubt still wondering if the jury made the right call. here is some insight from juror number three. >> how can it she die is this if you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to
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know how they killed someone or why they might have killed somewhere or where, when, why, how? they were not answered. i'm still confused, i have no idea what happened to that child. if you put the 12 jurors in one room with a piece of paper, nobody knows. we'd all be going. some people were like i feel like she did, but there's nothing to substantiate it, but some people were like they have nothing to have any idea how it happened. how can you punish someone for something if you don't know what they did. >> again, there's a chance casey anthony could walk free just hours from now. she's not exactly the most beloved person on the planet. ba barbara walters asked baez about her security. are you worried about her safety? >> i am. and i'm afraid for her. i don't think it's fair. >> casey anthony could also sell her story for a movie or book or
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both. she might need the money before the state of florida and a private search firm could make her pay back the money invested in the investigation and search for caylee. big news about the debt ceiling talks. we might see a big shift in the negotiations. the president is going to meet with top senate and house leaders and democratic officials tell us he's prepared to put medicare and social security changes on the table. that's a big about face and it drives home the urgency of the debt situation. >> my expectation is that over the next week to two weeks, that congress working with the white house comes up with a deal that solves our deficit, solves our debt problems, and makes sure that our credit is protected. >> obama is hoping that republicans will support some tax increases or the closing of some tax loopholes or credits. that is going to be a hard sell. here's what republican senator
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rand paul of kentucky told cnn. >> some of the most conservative members of the senate and house will raise the debt ceiling con tint gent on three items. we want significant cuts, stater to caps like pay as you go, and then we want a balanced budget amendment. if we get these, we'll agree to raise the debt ceiling. >> democratic officials say the president wants up to $4 trillion in cuts over the next decade, but he does want some increases, some lax loopholes closed. new details about a marine helicopter crash in california. one of the marines has died. five others are recovering from their injuries. it's unclear what went wrong. time for your daily dominique strauss-kahn update.lawyer for the maid who claims strauss-kahn attacked her wants the prosecutor off the case and a special prosecutor hired. why? he claims the d.a.'s office has
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been leaking information to the media, information meant to chip away at his client's credibility. do not expect the d.a. to recrews himself, however. also the "new york times" is reporting that the former imf chief will not plead guilty to anything at all. look at this video and don't blink. see this by? here. guy carries something under his arm. the police think that thing that he was carrying, watch him again, is a picasso, a $200,000 picasso from a gallery in san francisco. somebody stop that man! the cops think the thief walked into the gallery and took it. not exactly the thomas crown affair. this video is from a nearby restaurant on gary street, just closed for the night, opened for breakfast. check out the menu on the left.
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how is this for an incentive? you buy any new gm vehicle by september 6th, the company will pay for your insurance for a whole year. just one catch. please make sure you live in washington, d.c. state or oregon. gm says the program pooss -- if the program does boost sales in those two sales, this might expand into other states. lu jo kong. how is the money looking on your side of the planet? >> it's been a mixed day in the stock markets here. we have seen some moderate gains in the asia pacific region, but the nikkei ended that rally edging down from its four month high. it has been a positive start to the day's trade in europe. your side of the world, the dow, nasdaq, s&p are higher in pre-market trading right now. >> the scandal that is erupting at one of rupert murdock's papers, news of the world, a fairly old story, and it's
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starting to affect the stock price of the company. bring us up to speed for our american viewers who don't know what the story. >> it's a pretty gripping story. british tabloid is being investigated for allegedly hacking into the phones of a missing teenage girl who was later found dead and families of the victims of the july 7th london terror attacks. and the scandal is sending the shares down. news corp dropped some 3.6% on wednesday and the tabloid in question here, news of the world, is losing ad revenue, in fact ford will not be advertising there. and the scandal has also affected procter & gamble saying it's considering pulling out its advertising, as well. >> rupert murdock saying he's not happy with the allegations, but it is starting to affect that company. here is a money question for you. and i truly -- i have to warn you, i don't think you'll get the right answer to this. i wouldn't have.
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how many $10 bills did the u.s. treasury print last year, any idea? >> i do know the answer only because i saw the article earlier this morning. none. >> you're right. for the first time in history, the treasury didn't print any $10 bills. reason some ? more people are using credit instead of cash. isn't that interesting? i would never have guess that had there were none. you know a lot about money. >> i would have guessed it because think about it, when was the last time you used a $10 bill? >> i got one right here. >> the last time i did was a farmers market in california about a yearear ago. so to me, no surprise. >> i hear you. good to see you. let's take it over to reynolds wolf live in atlanta.
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he's watching weather and flight delays. >> good morning. looks like we'll have quite a few delays possibly into the afternoon due to the same old culprit, those pesky thunderstorms bringing beneficial rainfall, but the delays at the airport. atlanta, raleigh, miami, as we take the switchers which are 107 or really 170, you're going to see the delays on this particular map, you see of course the radar popping up and showing storms across parts of omaha and back over to wichita. more of those developing in places like atlanta, back over in raleigh, even into miami and maybe even st. louis before all is said and done. something else we can also anticipate later on today, the storms to develop possibly across parts of the northern rockies. hot and sunny across much of texas and maybe a few thunderstorms across parts of the lower midwest. you're up to sped. let's pitch it right back to you. >> thankthanks. i'll check in with you later.
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[circus music plays] here you go, pete. thanks, betty. betty: we're out of toner. announcer: if you're facing foreclosure, talk to the right people. speak with hud-approved housing counselors free of charge at... quote of the day that i gave you before the break is this "he's a superior man both physically and intake elect ally. can he have sex six times a week without overdoing it, and on the seventh day, she should rest." that was said by the personal physician of berlusconi. a train derailed after the conductor said he saw a bed rail
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and applied the brakes. no one was hurt. and near syracuse, one freight train reportedly rear ended another. two workers jumped out just before the wreck. officials say they are bruised up but nothing serious. terrorists are hatching an extreme strategy to get past airport security, surgicically implabi implanted explosives. the so-called belly bombs has been discussed in the past but a different official says a notorious al qaeda bombmaker is behind the new push. i do want to stress we're told there is no specific threat. we're hearing new audiotapes from southwest flight 812, the flight that found itself in an emergency situation in april when a hole ripped open in the plane's roof. check out these photos that passengers on board took. you know they had to be panicking when they saw that hole. it's clear from the taped conversation between the cockpit
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and the control tower the pilot knew right away there was trouble. >> we need the nearest airport. >> southwest 812, are you able to land at blythe or would you want to go to palm springs some. >> let's make a turn and go -- how far is yuma away from us right now? >> yuma is at your 3:00 position and 50 miles. >> we'll take yuma. >> that boeing 737 was landed without major injuries. they took a few of them out of service and checked them all out, everything back to normal now. former president bill clinton is raising eyebrows comparing the gop efforts to tighten voting standards to jim crow laws. in case you need a history refresher, those were the laws enacted after the civil war that enforced segregation and kept african-americans from voting. >> there has never been in my lifetime since we got rid of the
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poll tax and all the other jim crow burdens on voting the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today. >> clinton told liberal youth activists that some republican legislators are trying to keep young people from voting by pushing to curb same day registration and requiring extra identification at the polls. a top aid to tim pawlenty's presidential campaign says he's sorry for commenting about michele bachmann's sex appeal. this is what vi there. webber originally said. she's got hometown appeal, and i hate to say it, but she's got a little sex appeal, too. end quote. weber now says he made a mistake that was disrespectful to the congresswoman who is also running for president. time for tim farley live from washington. good morning. today at the white house, president obama meeting with top house and senate leader, trying
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to come up with some agreement on raising the debt ceiling, reducing the deficit. looks like he'll put new stuff on the table. what will happen in. >> i think you will it it pretty well. the president is going long now sounds like. social security, medicare, we've been thinking the immovable object meets the irresistible force. we will see a little pool spray as they say in the beginnings as all the leaders will be with the president and the vice president, but i think you got it right, this is something that's a lot more than that $2 million, we're talking like $4 trillion in cuts now instead of $2 trillion and a lot of other possible revenues that may be coming in. listen for code words, though. >> yeah, and republicans still saying they're not budging on anything that looks, smells or walk like a tax increase. we just talked about because pa and aide. >> what a terrible thing to say somebody has sex appeal. what'ses fa fascinating in iowa
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michele bachmann has an ad that's scheduled to run on the sunday talk shows in iowa on the television stations and we'll be watching for that. tim pawlenty is scheduled to be on "meet the press." ron paul is going radio. nick romney just back from england where he raised a whole bunch of money, maybe $875,000. so it's all about iowa right now because they're looking for that straw poll. >> about if you ever say to the media that i've got a little sex appeal, i won't sue you, won't even get mad at you. >> i thought that berlusconi doctor thing was your medical report, ali. >> that's right, who is that who can do that? good to see you, my friend. have a great show. we've all been glued to the casey anthony trial. casey and the jurors have been taking heat, but comedians, the trial hasn't actually been off-limits. >> casey anthony found not
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guilty one of the jurors now willing to talk to the media, but only if he gets paid it first. his publicist -- he makes five bucks a day, he has a publicist, he says he wants a five digit pay day. five digits. how many want to give him just one digit? yeah. thank you. >> okay. so this was last night. here's the interesting thing. listen to the vehiccrickets in audience. >> i don't get this. the stunning decision, casey anthony found not guilty. this means president obama's economic team is now only the second most clueless team in america. that's what it means. is the mike on? no, you're all good. >> tell me what happened again. >> i don't think they heard the joke. >> no. >> before we go, let me give you a healthy but delicious reason to indulge today.
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the debt ceiling talks get intense as president obama meets with top members of congress. that happens at 11:00 eastern at the white house. casey anthony is set to be sentenced at 9:00 eastern this morning on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement following the death of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. maximum sentence is four years. she's already served 2 of this. at 11:00 this morning, a hearing is scheduled on the atlanta school cheating scandal. the superintendent will release his report and take questions from the school board. here's a new feature that might get you hooked, video calling. facebook is partnering with skype to give users the option to chat live through the site. mark zuckerberg called the feature awesome. only time will tell if facebook's 750 million users agree. chat me. the next i pokxt i6789 phoi
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to be lighter and with a better camera. "wall street journal" reporting iphone 5 launches in late september. laser printers, laser light shows, laser pointer, none catch the emergency nation quite like a laser that can actually blow stuff up, but now the stuff that star wars dreams are made of could be inching a little bit closer to reality. a massachusetts company is creating a laser that's driven electrically, not chemically, and that means one really powerful beam. the kind that one day may be used on a tank or ship or should it come down to it enter galactic warfare. don't look now, but this may be or may be the jetsons driving up behind you. oh, flying over you, too. check that out, it's a flying car. almost ready for public takeoff and drive off. it's actually a drivable aircraft. the company hopes to have it on
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the market next year. the cost? about 250 grand. see the wings fold up. drive along the highway. open it up, you take off. now from london, an international traveler. you need one of those. pull it up and drive it away. >> i certainly do. no kidding. let's talk about south sudan. >> a new country. >> the world's 196th nation in the world. it will become africa's 55th new country. preparations are under way right now in juba which will become the capital. and celebrations are going to be under way on saturday. it will include the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, even the former secretary of state, colin powell will be heading to juba for these celebrations. but there are reports now that trouble may be on the horizon.
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there are satellite images from a monitoring group showing a build up of sue today meez troops close to the border. these are troops that are allied with the north of the former i guess country of sudan as whole. so there is trouble on the horizon, so people are a bit concerned about what could happen on saturday when the new country comes intoing being. >> hey, i got a question for you. if a dude sends his girl an engagement ring in the mail and she says no, does she have to give it back? >> i think should is he sell it and take her girlfriends on holiday. who does that seriously? proposing via mail? come on, really? he couldn't have been that busy. >> we're talking about dallas cowboys receiver roy williams who is suing his ex-girlfriend brooke daniels. he proposed to the former test as miss usa in february by mail. sent her a taped proposal. and a $76,000 ring. she turned him down, kept the ring. he want it is back.
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come on, you can't honestly think she should keep the ring. >> no, she should keep the ring because if he didn't have the decency to propose in person, he shouldn't get it at all. she should take it and go on vacation. seriously. >> note to anyone who plans to propose to her, do it in person person. we'll check in with you later. time to take a break.
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it is thursday, july 7th. this is your a.m. wake-up call. i'm alley vel sti velshi joinin from new york. casey anthony could walk out of jail in a new hours.
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she was convicted of lying to police but acquitted of killing her daughter. she could avoid jail because of the time she's already served. and she could sell her story for a movie or a book or both. a grizzly bear mauled a hiker to death at yellowstone national park. the park service says the victim was walking with his wife along a trail when the couple surprised a female bear with her cubs. that's when the grizzly attacked. yellowstone, that area is home to at least 600 grizzly bears, but this is the first fatal attack in the park in about 25 years. teenagers trying to get high are turning to formaldehyde and balming fluid. doctors are reporting a jump in overdose cases. there were three just last weekend. kids are taking marijuana and soaking it in the enbalming fluid for an extra buzz. apparently it can cause an intense that lose in aer to effect. a federal appeals court has ordered the u.s. government to
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immediately stop enforcing a law that bans gay sers have members from serving openly. the pentagon is already in the process p repealing it don"don' ask, don't tell" policy. zi lcht low will be worth nearly $400 million when it goes public. the seattle based company collects online information about property listings. try it out. go in will, type in your address and it will tell you what your property is likely work. christine romans is looking at how your money is looking this morning. banks have found a new revenue stream. >> that's right. and we're not talking about the fee they keep slapping on. i think they found as many new fees as they possibly can find. this is selling your information to retailers and then they target for you discounting and special deals. if you act on those discounts, the bank gets paid. so does a middle man, too. so this is banks finding a new way because they know you better than anybody else, right? they know what kind of bills you're paying, what you're not
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paying, selling that info to retailers in a new way. i know you like this in some ways. >> i was going to say, i'm not nearly -- i like the idea that retailers know what i like and then target me for what i like. so i'm not nearly as troubled. but it does fall into that somebody taking your information category. >> and they're not doing to be nice and convenient. they're doing it to make money off of you. so in a country where we still have too much consumer debt, people need to be careful that the banks and retailers are finding ways to separate you from the money in your pocket that probably should be in the bank. >> if anybody while we're talking about personal information, if anybody knows of the personal information of 34,000 people where that is, morgan stanley smith barney would like to have it back. >> that's right. two krccds full of customer information. personal information, tax i.d., social security numbers, a bank account information, that apparently was lost in transit to a government agency.
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credit.com reported this first a little bit earlier this week saying that customers are starting to get notices from morgan stanley smith bar any saying we don't know if-46 -- don't think any of your information has been compromised. >> never starts off with your information has probably been compromised. >> so maybe it's just gone. maybe it just fell out of a taxi cab, maybe it's lost in a mail room shr. i have no idea. but it's another example of how your personal information is not really safe guarded quite well and it lives in existence so many different places. it's shocking. my stocks call for the day, slightly higher, but i don't know if it matters that much because tomorrow is jobs report and debt talks, all of it is constraining action. >> two big things weighs on the economy and increasing concerns about europe. thanks so much. i'll see you in about 25 minutes. >> you got it. talk about an awkward moment. facing off against the number one player in the world.
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and your cell phone rings. story right after the break. plus make sure you know the facts before tomorrow's shuttle launch. down how much the shuttle "atlantis" weighs? 105,000 pounds, 143,000 pounds, and 176,000 pounds. 34 minutes after the break. different jobs... ♪ ...different challenges. ♪ different opportunities. ♪ so why would universities stay the same? ♪ university of phoenix, because an educated world is a better world. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ my only sunshine ♪ you makes me happy ♪ when skies are grey
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republicans and democrats at the white house. officials tell us he'll put medicare and social security changes on the table. that is a big about face and it drives hope the urgency of the debt situation. now, obama is hoping republicans will support some tax increases. they haven't shown any indication they're prepared to do that. democratic officials say the president wants up to four -- or is willing to make up to $4 trillion in cuts over the next decade, but he wants some tradeoffs. republicans aren't giving anything up right now. we'll stay on top of this day. it is 38 after the hour. here are three things that need to be on your radar. casey anthony is set to be sentenced at 9:00 eastern this morning on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officials after the death of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. the maximum sentence is four years if served consecutively. that rarely happens. and she's already served 2 1/2 years in jail while awaiting trial on the murder charges she was acquitted of. the space shuttle "atlantis" scheduled to launch tomorrow
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morning if the weather holds up. 10:00 eastern this morning, that is is will give nasa will give briefing. and a hearing is scheduled on the atlanta school cheating scandal. superintendent will take break questions, as well. let's take to paul steinhauser joining me on the phone. paul, let's talk about mitt romney running for president. polling way ahead of everyone else either in the race or not in the race. he's not in america right now. >> he's running for u.s. president, so why is he across the pond in great britain? a little crazy. well, he's over there for a couple things. first of all, fund-raiser yesterday. raising money in britain? there's a lot of americans who work and live over there. a lot of money, a lot of them republicans. so that was one of the things he did. today he's going to number 10 downing street, meeting with ministers. yesterday he met with the former
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prime minister tony blair. is this unheard of? no. rudy giuliani did this four years ago. john mccain, as well, and barack obama. so not unheard of for some americans who are running for president to go across the pond. we'll keep our eyes on it and everything else on the campaign trail. >> and he's got a little leeway with his lead. paul, good to talk to you. a canadian sports doctor has pleaded guilty to charge that's brought illegal drugs into the united states to treat pro athletes. anthony galia is accused of traveling to the united states multiple times with drugs like human growth hormone and a derivative of calf blood. prosecutors argue he used the blood to treat athletes like tiger woods. none of the athletes are accused 6 a crime. the doctor face as maximum sentence of three years in prison and fines of more than $275,000. here's the scenario.
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getting ready for a match point in the swedish open against the number one ranked player in the world when this happens. [ phone ringing ] >> never seen that before. >> i don't know it if you heard that, but her phone went off. she forgot to turn off her cell phone. she did manage to reach into her tennis bag and turn it off. damage was done. she lost the match. that's kind of sad. next up, stage 5 at the tour de france. what a match. several riders involved in a nasty crash. back to the race. britt it tesch rider managed to navigate the pile up, get around that, narrowly beating the belgium rider. the next stage is the longest stage of the tour. it's 140 miles. and i'm going to be picking up
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my bike from the shop today. i'm getting it tuned up. pablo, don't look for tiger woods at the british open next week because he's injured. >> yeah, tiger is dealing with this bulky left leg, specifically list knee and his achilles and he says he doesn't want to come back until he's 100% ready, with you now he's missed two tournaments in a row. this is big only because it extends the time period since we last saw tiger woods be tiger woods on the golf course. he hasn't played since april. hasn't won a tournament since 2009. hasn't been in the sport since 2009, with the turning point being that infamous car crash that opens up the pandora's box of personal issues that we all have come to associate with tiger. and at age 35, it's time to wonder if tiger woods is done, if he's gone and he's not the guy we remember anymore.
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>> and i remember the day the word came out of that car accident and then subsequently what happened to him and i remember everybody saying that golf -- tiger did so much for gfl and the money in golf and the sport really needed tyinger to can back. the comeback's been less spectacular than expected. how badly does golf need tiger? >> very, very badly. and anyone involved with the p gchlt ga tour will admit that. for so long, as golf has -- as tiger has gone, golf has gone. and it's still a one man game. for better or worse, there is no other player with the rating that tiger woods has even after his car accident and infidelities. there are bright young names. mcelroy just won the british open, but tiger wos is tiger woods and there isn't a close second even now. >> pablo, good to see you as always. it's e's 44 after the hour.
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it is thursday, july 7th. this is your a.m. wake-up call.
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i'm al velshi joining you live from new york. let's go around the world. in london, we're looking at south sudan. basically the birth of a brand new country. >> a brand new country, in fact the world's 196th brand new country after decades of civil war, southern sudanese will have their independent nation. it comes in to being on saturday. preparations for celebrations are under way in juba, which will most likely be the capital of southern sudan. this is what it will be called, south sudan. and of course among those attending the cell brag celebr will be susan rice along with colin powell. so there are concerns, however, as all these celebrations and preparations are under way that there are reports of trouble maybe on the horizon. there are satellite images from a monitoring group that are showing a build up of sudanese troops close to the border with its new neighbors, so we'll very to see what may happen on
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saturday or sunday, but there is still concern even amidst these preparations for celebrations. >> we'll be watching that. there is also a coal mine fire wednesday night in china, 36 miners trapped. what's the update? >> this is what we've been seeing in eastern china, this was an air compressor that caught fire on wednesday evening local time and what happened is 36 miners were trapped underground in this coal mine in eastern china. what we've seen earlier in the week, coal miners trapped in southern china due to flooding because of the torrential downpours that they've been having. now this is a fire. we don't know what is happening right now. we haven't got any confirmation in terms of the rescue efforts and if the fire is even contained at this point, but, again, this is just another list to be added to the list of problems that coal miners have been facing in that country. >> i'm glad you pointed that
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out, because i read the story, i feel like we reported on this prior to wednesday. two different coal mine incidents. all right. thanks. we'll chat with you later on. let's talk about casey anthony. she could walk out of jail a free woman in a few hours. she gets her sentence later this morning. she was convicted of lie to go police, but acquitted of killing her daughter. she could avoid jail time because of the time she's already served. a lot of measures are wondering when the jury made the right call. here is insight from juror number three. >> how did she die? if you're going to charge someone with murder, don't you have to know how they killed someone or why they might have killed someo killed? where, when, how? they were not answered. i have no idea what happened to that child. if you put even just the 12 jurors in one room with a piece of paper, write down how caylee died, nobody knows. some people are like there's not enough to substantial jat it, but some are like, nope, she
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didn't do it, they have nothing for me to have any idea what happened. . >> anthony could sell her story for a movie or book or both. a private search firm could make her pay back the money they spent looking for caylee. you can't question after someone if they were acquitted of crime they were accused of committing about. we might see a big shift in the negotiations of the debt ceiling. just hours from now, the president will meet with top senate and house leaders. democratic officials who are official with the negotiations tell us that he will put medicare and social security changes on the table. now, this is a big about face and it drives home the urgency of the debt situation. obama is hoping that republicans will support some tax increases. so far they have agreed to none. democratic officials say the president is prepared to agree to $4 trillion in cuts over the next ten years. a new rule will let the government make wall street executives pay if they tank the
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bank. the federal deposit insurance corporation rule would let federal regulators seize up to two years of the executives pay if they are found responsible for the collapse of a major financial firm. good work fdic. terrorists are reportedly hatching an extreme strategy to get past airport security. surgically implanted explosives. the u.s. skurpt official tells cnn that the so-called belly bombs are designed to be sneaked past security check points. the idea has been discussed in the past, but a different official says a notorious al qaeda bombmaker is behind this new push. i want to stress we're told the threat here is not specific. if you aren't already addicted to facebook, here's a new feature that might get you hooked. facebook is partners with skype to give users the option to chat live through facebook itself without having to open skype. i'm never quite sure what the benefit of that is. facebook chief however calls the
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feature awesome. only time will tell if facebook's 750 million users agree. take a look at this video and do not blink. there will be a guy walking from the right to the left. that's him. police think it's a picasso under his arm. someone stop that man. the cops think that the thief walked into a gallery and took it. this isn't exactly the thomas crown affair. the video is from lefty odull's security camera. it is open for breakfast in just a few hours. let's take it over to reynolds in the "weather center" in atlanta. any flight delays? >> we don't havefully ye fullan they are sure to come. atlanta, raleigh, miami, backups in afternoon. same deal memphis. salt lake city, not only
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thunderstorm, but also straight line winds might keep you delayed for about an hour or so. and san francisco, the one spot on the west coast where we'll have a little bit of an issue. that will be sfo across the bay this oakland should not be much of an issue. so certainly have that going for you. meanwhile look for a chances of thunderstorms across parts of the midwest. back into little rock perhaps even into st. louis before all is said and done and maybe into kansas city by early and midafternoon. that is a quick snapshot of your forecast and your delays. let's pitch it back to you. >> some of that weather is why we might be getting a delay in the shuttle launch. i want to ask you about this. have you ever been to the running of the bulls? >> never have. definitely on the bucket list. >> it kicks off in spain today, marks a full week of parties. running the bulls has gotten major heat in animal rights groups. it starts today. thank, buddy. >> take care. today's word of the day is
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word of the day. endocannabinoids. researchers say these brain chemicals can ask are you a drug like feeling which encourage you to eat more fatty foods. we'll leave it right there. you can contemplate that. here are three things that need to be on your radar today. the debt ceiling talks continue as president obama meets with congress at 11:00 eastern time. casey anthony is set to be
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sentenced at 9:00 this morning on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement following the death of her 2-year-old daughter. maximum sentence is four years. she's already served 2 1/2 years awaiting trial. and garcia jr. set to be put to death tonight at 7:00 p.m. he was convicted of raping a six year girl in 1994. >> let's see how the world's money is doing. krissy, mchristy christy, how are markets fairing is this>> it's been a mixed day here. we've seen moderate gains in the asia pacific region, but the nikkei ended a seven day rally. markets in europe are off to a bright start. and on your side of the world, the dow, naz dick and s&p are higher in pre-market trade right now. >> the controversy, the scandal
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that is surrounding one of rupert murdock's newspapers is starting to affect the business there. tell us what this is about. >> that's right, a phone hiking scandal is punishing news corp. the company's shares dropped 3.6 wednesday. it's been investigated for allegingly hacking in to the phones of celebrities and politicians, a missing teenaged girl who was found dead. so the scandal is hitting its bottom line. ford won't be advertising on the tabloid. murdock has condemned the alleged phone hacking and he's vowed to cooperate with the investigation. >> it's a strange situation. they were allegedly were check her voice mails and then deleting them so more voice mails could come in leading the family to think she might still be alive. what a remarkable story. chris christy, thanks very much. i know your coverage of markets on the other side of the world wion